Learn How To Clear Your Skin For Good

Friday, October 2, 2009

The Apple Diet Detox

If you've been researching through the Internet, or books, about clearing acne, natural acne treatments, or any other natural health treatments for acne free skin, you've probably come across the famous and popular Apple Diet Detox.

The regime goes along the lines of eating apples and drinking only organic apple juice for several days, along with taking a series of epsom salts mixed in with water (the laxative) on the final night, and then taking the final dose of epsom salt mixture with olive oil.  Expect your tummy to churn heavily as you release stool (and stones) regularly throughout the next morning and into the afternoon.

It's pretty intense, especially if you're slightly underweight, and definitely uncomfortable to say the least.

If you want a slightly lighter natural detox, which also helps as a natural acne treatment, then try the following:

1. Eat apples (your prefered choice) throughout the day... breakfast, lunch and snack time.
2. Drink organic apple juice and as much mineral water as you can (preferably every 2 hours).
3. For dinner, eat mostly vegetables.  You can add wholegrains and very small portions of meat to your meal, such as fish.

This will help improve your digestive system, relieve constipation and of course, it's a small step to getting clear skin.

You can follow these simple steps for as long as you can handle the Apple Diet Detox (even a week if you can manage), and watch that acne slowly disappear off the surface of your skin.  The fruit and mostly green diet will provide the "mild laxative", so you can avoid the pain and inconvenience of the heavy detox flushes.

Do this as often as you can - at least once a week if you have to, or try doing it at least once every month.

To learn about the full Apple Diet Detox regime, you can click here to read a review about Acne Free In 3 Days, a book that covers in detail about the apple detox diet.

And as always, Good Luck, and I'd love to hear on your progress.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

How To Prevent And Control Acne

Some useful easy to follow acne prevention tips.  You can read the full article at Skin Care Tips Online.


A good daily facial skin cleansing routine is important for healthy beautiful skin. Be gentle with your skin as your skin should not be over stimulated. Over stimulation will lead excessive oil production.

A certain amount of discipline and patience is required here. Improvements will not happen overnight and usually come in small quantities. Over time, you will see significant improvements to the skin.

Use facial scrubs once a week. This will help to remove dead skin and prevent the clogging of pores.

Give your skin a treat by going for a facial once a month. If you find facials at salons too expensive, try this do it yourself home facial.


If you tend to have serious acne outbreaks, try to keep your hair (including your fringe) away from the face. This is especially so if you have a lot of pimples on the forehead.

If you must use hair spray or hair gel, be sure to keep it away from the face. Oily hair sprays and hair gel will aggravate the acne condition.


Remove all make-up and thoroughly cleanse the face before going to bed. Stale make-up will lead to clogging of the skin’s pores.


Always use clean face and bath towels. Dirty towels contain bacteria which will make the acne condition worse.


Exercising regularly will help to improve blood circulation and overall health. When the body sweats, it is getting rid of waste from the body. After exercising, try to shower soon after the body has cooled down sufficiently. Sweat combined with the skin’s oils will trap dirt and clog the skin’s pores.


Too much stress will have a negative impact on your health and your skin.

Is your life too stressful? Review your lifestyle and look for ways to reduce stress. Are there activities that will help to take away of the stress of life? After a hard day’s work, put on some soothing music, lie back and relax for 15 minutes.


A healthy diet is essential for better control of acne problems. Eat a balanced diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables and water. Fruits and vegetables introduce fibre into the body system and helps to remove waste. Water hydrates the body and prevents dry skin.


Get plenty of sleep. Lack of sleep can make your acne condition worse, leads to puffy eyes and dark circles under the eyes.

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Acne Cures: Is there a Natural Acne Cure that Works?

Are there natural acne cures that work or is it a new age myth? Is there a permanent cure for acne or are all acne sufferers sentenced to the Sisyphean battle of tackling the ‘on the surface’ symptoms? Is there an honest, natural and safer alternative to the endless use of over the counters and to the nasty side effects inflicted by conventional drugs, creams and topical acne treatments?

Most dermatologists and other western medicine followers have already answered that controversial question by claiming that acne, among other diseases simply cannot be cured.

There are 2 reasons for that:

1. Most dermatologists don't even know what the real cause of acne is. It's amazing but true. They are highly familiar with the symptoms of acne and they specialize in tackling the 'on the surface' symptoms, but unfortunately they cannot tell you what the internal conditions are that cause your acne to form in the first place. If you don't believe me just ask your dermatologist.

2. Most doctors work in conjunction with the pharmaceutical and drug companies and the latter is not motivated, so to speak, at discovering a cure for Acne or Aids or Cancer - simply because hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent on finding treatments for the symptoms of diseases. Why? simply because their global aim is to make more profit by creating consumer dependency. By applying medications and creams that deal merely with the symptoms while ignoring the source or the internal cause of the disease, acne will never be cured. The average acne sufferer will become more and more reliant on drugs that temporarily calm the symptoms and that means steady income for the drug and pharmaceutical companies.

There's a lovely metaphor describing acne among other chronic diseases and the way modern medicine deals with these afflictions: If you manage to kill all the mosquitoes around a stale pond using chemicals, for a little while there will be no mosquitoes.

But since the source of the problem (what causes the mosquitoes to appear) is still there – the stale, disgusting pond where mosquitoes can find food and fertile ground for laying their eggs – mosquitoes will always come back!

The same thing happens with your acne!

Without eliminating the source of your acne condition, you will never get rid of your acne. Without fixing the internal problem that is causing your acne, you may find temporary relief, but your acne will always come back until you do something fundamental to eradicate the cause from within...until you make the pond (your body or internal system) a place where ‘mosquitoes’ cannot exist.

Ultimately, every disease results from a breakdown within your body. All major diseases and chronic conditions are warning signs of something very fundamentally wrong inside. Deepak Chopra refers to this as "The violation of simple laws of nature that make our body function."

The very surprising truth is that you are lucky for having acne. Let me explain...Acne, like constant headaches, irritable bowel syndrome or dandruffs is only a small message from your body that something is wrong internally and should be addressed and corrected.

Now, there are two choices you can make - you can:

1. Ignore that message - big mistake! The internal imbalance that caused your acne will, in most cases, turn into a chronic condition. Now instead of just having acne you'll start having other hormonal imbalance or toxic overload related symptoms in addition to acne. Because the internal problem is not fixed, the disease symptoms get more and more intense.

2. Listen to your body and start fixing the internal problem that causes your acne to appear in the first place; you will not only get rid of your acne you will also achieve beautiful, healthy, even toned clear skin complexion, re-balance your body and prevent future hormonal or toxic overload related conditions.

The simple truth is...you are out of balance. We now live a 'far-from-natural' lifestyle. There are over 300 synthetic industrial chemicals present in our bodies that did not exist 50 years ago. We are filled with toxins from the food, and medication we ingest and use.

By fixing the internal condition that causes your acne in addition to adopting a healthy lifestyle (healthy diet & mindset, cleanse & detoxify, hormonal balancing etc.) you will put your body back into balance – holistically - your acne will cease to exist and you feel as healthy and attractive as ever!

It doesn't matter what type of acne you have. Whether you suffer from: acne vulgaris, acne Conglobata, acne Rosacea, Acne Fulminans, Blackheads, Whiteheads, Papules, Pustules, Nodules or Cysts: The principles required to cure your acne are basically the same. The "holistic" ways of treating people have been around for thousands of years, and they absolutely work whether you have teen or adult acne; whether you suffer from acne on your back, shoulders or chest or if you suffer from female related acne such as menopause acne or acne due to monthly cycles.

Whatever your acne condition is, when you finally decide to stop making the same acne treatment mistakes that have been holding you back and begin applying the holistic approach to curing acne, you can literally choose to become clear and stay clear. You will have the power to make it happen.

Mike Walden is a certified nutritionist, independent medical researcher, natural health consultant and author of the #1 best-selling e-book, "Acne No More- Open The Door To An Acne Free Life." Mike has written dozens of holistic health articles and has been featured in ezines and print magazines, as well as on hundreds of websites worldwide.

For information on Mike's Holistic Clear Skin program, click here to visit his site.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Acne Free In 3 days - Personal Review

Chris Gibson's book, Acne Free In 3 Days, is an extensive, well-planned guide to treating acne, with well documented research and scientific backup.

Of course, he also goes into details about his personal experiences with acne, the various acne remedies - tried, tested and unsuccessful, so you don't have to.

What's on the Inside? 

Without giving too much away, it's a step-by-step guide to detoxify your system and cure acne in 3 days - and believe it or not, he's not too far off.  It's a natural process, using no harmful chemicals or medications.  You get a food guide too, so you'll have a better understanding of what you should be putting into your stomach.  After all, diet is an important step in maintaining the health of your skin.

The other thing I liked about Chris Gibson is that he openly admits that there is only a 98% chance for complete acne removal, and it won't work for 100% of everybody, 100% of the time.

And that's true, although my skin hadn't cleared up in 3 days, I still managed to notice a difference in a relatively short period.  Clearer skin appeared after slightly over a week, with only occassional breakouts, which I think were due more to hormonal imbalance, instead of diet.

Is it Worth It?

Considering the amount of money you're likely to spend at the dermatologist, the drugstore and on cosmetics to "hide" it all away (who are we kidding?), then YES - it's worth it.

Having said that, I also believe that this program is better suited to adults over the age of 18 because it involves a heavy detoxifier, so be prepared to lose a little weight - but if that's on your agenda, what a bonus.

And you might want to stay away from apples, apples, apples, if you do decide to take the Acne Free In 3 Days route.  Just a thought.

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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Acne No More - Personal Review

Acne No More is an extensive 220 page acne treatment guide written by a Mike Walden - medical researcher, nutritionist and health consultant.  His claim is that the means to cure acne is by regulating hormone production.  He goes into further details about this and what exactly causes these blocks and irregularities and really gives you better insight into what's going on in thereThe program uses holistic acne methods and the results of an acne free face will reveal itself after about a 2 month period.

What's on the Inside?

Well, it consists of doing a body cleanse and juice fasting, a more refined "acne free" diet and practical ways to kill off acne causing bacteria (part of Walden's 5 pillar formula).  What I like about it is that he also offers meditation exercises, which are designed to help you through the rather tough program.  Mike Walden also acknowledges the little "habits" that we might have that would need to stop in order to prevent acne.

The other thing I liked about it is that you have the option of free private counseling, although I didn't take that route so I can't really comment there.  Lastly, the con about this book is that it's very, very long... and the results take even longer.

Is it Worth It?

At the end of the day, I believe, to really cure acne you'll need to make a bit of an effort and you'd definitely need to cure acne from the inside out - or else they'll keep popping back out every time you "forget" to do something.  So YES, this is great value for money - plus the free private counselling I might add.

But I have to mention Acne No More requires discipline and hard work, so be prepared for weeks of consistency and a new lifestyle before you get to witness the results.

Stick with it, and you'll be fine.

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Acne Cured - Personal Review

I suggest you watch the author's video first at the Acne Cured official site and see for yourself how genuine this guy is.  I think he's really passionate about what he's selling, which is an au naturale acne remedy.

As with any truly natural methods of dealing with this problem, this is not another "quick fix" miracle worker.

What's on the Inside?

Compared to other acne treatment books out there, Acne Cured is the most straightforward and uncomplicated.  Expect to buy natural food supplements, which are easily found at any health food store, to aid in this natural process and balance your hormone production.  It comes with a great food guide too, similar to other acne treatment guides, so you can avoid one of the causes of the symptom in the first place.

Is it Worth It?

YES, if you're into fuss free, straight to the point editing.  It doesn't ramble on about unnecessary details and you'll dive into the program right away.  There are better options if you need extensive medical research to convince you.

Does it work?  Yes.

Your road to acne free skin will come along nicely after a few weeks with Acne Cured (obviously varying slightly from person to person).

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Mr X Acne Says - Personal Review

This is a straight to the point, easy to follow book about treating acne.  It's very easy to get through and understand, and it tackles the problem using diet and methods for controlling inflammation.  Mr X Acne promises quick reduction of acne and a list of rookie mistakes you'll need to avoid.

What's on the Inside?

Well the step by step guide gets you the results - and fast.  You'll need to be making subtle diet changes, which is expected, but thankfully no rigorous fasting or dieting for that matter.  I really like his "50 different keys to clear skin", which is very helpful.  He also writes about the 3 absolute no-no foods, which when I cut just 1 of them out of my diet, my breakouts shifted to 2nd gear almost overnight.

I am impressed that this book helps you cure acne fairly quickly, and it doesn't require too much patience.  However, you will be needing several supplements for hormonal balance, so you'll be spending (not overspending) on a monthly basis.

Is it Worth It?

I think YES, if you need a quick fix.  I see it as a good warm-up to the more extensive books, which I still believe you should introduce into your lifestyle sooner than later.

Mr X Acne helps you to get your self-confidence (and other issues you've developed due to those monsters inhabiting your face for so long) back on track before you throw yourself into the deeper and more difficult programs.  It's also great to consider if you're likely to get discouraged with only 1 foot through the door.

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